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Asian markets mixed after Wall Street high

Nov. 14, 2019 1:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday amid doubts about the status of a U.S.-Chinese trade deal after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s chairman said it is likely to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. Shanghai and Seoul advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Investors were...

Olympic champ Sun Yang faces public hearing in doping case

Nov. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — One of China’s biggest Olympic stars will undergo a rare public hearing in a doping case on Friday with his 2020 Tokyo Games place at stake. Three-time gold medalist swimmer Sun Yang is facing a World Anti-Doping Agency appeal in Switzerland that seeks to ban him for up to eight years...

Global stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

Nov. 13, 2019 7:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo declined. Wall Street looked set to slip. Trump...

South Korean court begins trial over Japan's sexual slavery

Nov. 13, 2019 5:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court on Wednesday began hearing a long-awaited civil case filed against the Japanese government by South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels. The trial at the Seoul Central District Court proceeded with empty seats in the...

Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

Nov. 12, 2019 10:53 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia all declined. Trump said Tuesday that...

Japan, US say 3-way ties with S. Korea are key to security

Nov. 12, 2019 10:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, agreed with Japanese officials Tuesday that three-way cooperation with South Korea is key to regional security and that an intelligence sharing pact between Tokyo and Seoul should not be scrapped. Japanese Foreign Minister...

Top of Tokyo: Observation decks offer panoramic city views

Nov. 12, 2019 2:39 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo is a gigantic concrete jungle built on layers of tradition and culture. It's difficult to grasp the enormity of Japan's capital in just a few days. One way to gain some perspective on the complex city is to get above it — way above it. Skip the sidewalks and subways and take an...

Over 100,000 greet Japan's emperor at enthronement parade

Nov. 10, 2019 6:12 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved and smiled from an open car in a parade Sunday marking Naruhito's enthronement as more than 100,000 delighted well-wishers cheered, waved small flags and took photos from packed sidewalks. Security was extremely tight, with police setting up 40...

Uncertainty over US-China trade keeps markets in check

Nov. 8, 2019 8:11 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war kept global markets in check Friday. Though the two sides have agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods, the full extent of the rollback wasn't clear. A Chinese spokesman announced...

Japanese automaker Honda cuts profit outlook as sales slip

Nov. 8, 2019 3:40 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Honda has become the latest automaker to report weaker earnings as global demand softens. The company said Friday that its profit in the July-September fell 6.7% from a year earlier to 196.5 billion yen ($1.8 billion) as vehicle and motorcycle sales slipped. An unfavorable exchange rate also...